Being All That God Made You To Be

Nehemiah had gone to Babylon for a while and returned to find abuses taking place by those in charge of God’s house. As explained in Nehemiah 13:1-14, the chief priest named Eliashib had taken the occasion to vacate an area that stored the tithes, offerings, and equipment so that Tobiah could have a room in the courts of the house of God.

Nehemiah was very displeased and immediately threw out all of Tobiah’s household goods and had the tithes, offerings, and equipment of the house of God returned. All the Levites and singers responsible for the service had gone back to their own fields so the house of God was neglected. Nehemiah called everyone together to lay out his plans for reform. He had the tithes of grain, new wine and oil returned to the storerooms. Then new leadership was put in place for the care of the house of God.

In the New Testament, Jesus calls us the temple of God. Like God’s house that was neglected in this reading, we must reform and make changes when we neglect our temple. The Holy Spirit resides in us so let us clear out what shouldn’t be there; finding ways to change and being accountable to being all that God meant us to be.

This day with God, I’m praying to submit to His will and putting His will first in my relationships, my family, career, and ministry.


About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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3 Responses to Being All That God Made You To Be

  1. graciehill48 says:

    And I received a similar word today in Ezekiel. Turn and repent. Good word.

  2. Pingback: Going Forward with Discipline | This Day With God

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